Former Racehorses at Greatwood

These former racehorses are unsuitable for re-homing due to injury, temperament or age but will have a safe home at Greatwood to live out the rest of their days in comfort. Each of these horses is assessed to see if they are suitable to be used in the Horse Power programme to help children with special educational needs, giving them a new focus.

Greatwood Former Racehorses Looking for a Home

A former racehorse has much to offer after its period of rehabilitation and Greatwood makes every effort to match the right horse with a carer. Greatwood equine management staff carefully vets all applicants to ensure that ultimately both horse and carer have a long and happy life together.

  • Knowledgeable, caring people
  • Minimum age 18 years old
  • Thoroughbred experience
  • Below 12 stone
  • Ability, facilities and commitment
  • Applicant’s references and facilities will be checked
  • If this is satisfactory to the staff, the applicants will then be asked to sign a legal contract and make a donation of £750
  • Carers are required to become a Greatwood Guardian for the duration of the loan - from £5 per month

This donation towards the substantial running costs of Greatwood is very much appreciated when an ex-racehorse is re-homed.

  • While Greatwood expects all horses to remain with the carer for the rest of their natural lives, a firm contract is in place whereby horses cannot be sold on or moved without Greatwood's permission and regular welfare checks are undertaken.
  • If you are interested in re-homing one of our horses please complete our Express an interest form, on our Horses for rehoming page.

Due to the challenges of COVID-19, which we are having to adapt to, we are unlikely to be able to offer any horses for rehoming in 2021.

However, if you are interested in rehoming one of our horses, please fill in the form below and we will be in touch as soon as we are able to rehome.

Express an interest

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Success Stories in Re-homing our Former Racehorses

Chester'slittlegem (Chessie)
Chester'slittlegem (Chessie)

Chessie was rehomed in 2018. Both Chessie and her carer were green when they met but bonded well and were keen to learn together which they have and will continue to do.

Read more about Chessie
Fast or Free (Fred)
Fast or Free (Fred)

Fred was rehomed in 2017, he made his mark on his new carer straight away and a great partnership was born. Fred tries the boundaries at times but his carer understands him well and enjoys being kept on her toes by him.

Read more about Fred
Suehail
Suehail

Suehail is a big handsome TB. He settled quickly with his new carer and stable mate. Since being in his new home he has turned his hand to a number of disciplines, showing a great attitude and willingness.

Read more about Suehail
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